Our plastic surgeon is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Professor with a book on breast surgery and 25 years of surgical experience.
Our hospital is rated A+ by the Turkish Ministry of Health and accredited by JCI representing gold standards in hygiene and quality. We use FDA approved Mentor implants.
We provide dedicated aftercare while in Turkey and after return to home country. We review your pictures every 1-3-6-9-12 months and make recommendations for best results possible.
|PROCEDURE:||Reduce or enlarge the nose size, change the shape of nasal tip or nasal bridge, make the nostril width slimmer or adjust the angle between the nose and upper lip|
|LENGTH:||1 or 2 hours|
|ANESTHESIA:||General or local|
|SIDE EFFECTS:||Swelling, stuffiness, temporary loss of sense of smell, bleeding|
|RISK:||In some cases revision rhinoplasty may be required, infection|
|RHINOPLASTY RECOVERY TIME:||72 hours to 10 days|
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also referred as nose surgery or nose job, improves the look and proportion of the patient’s nose, enhancing facial harmony and self esteem. Rhinoplasty may also fix breathing problems which may have been caused by various abnormalities regarding the nose. It is recommended to wait until 16 years old before going ahead with rhinoplasty since the nose may not be fully developed at a young age. There is no upper age limit for nose jobs. For patients who have breathing problems due to deviated septum, septoplasty can be suggested by the surgeon in addition to rhinoplasty. When they are performed together, the procedure is called septorhinoplasty and it improves both the appearance of the nose and the nasal airway.
How Rhinoplasty is Performed
Cosmetic nose surgery can be performed under local or general anaesthesia depending on the size of the nose as well as preferences of the patient and the surgeon. Moderate sedation is used during local anaesthesia which numbs the nose and the surrounding area. Patient is awake during the procedure, but will have a comfortable and painless surgery. Patient sleeps when general anaesthesia is applied.
Aesthetic rhinoplasty usually takes an hour or two. Process of reshaping the nose differs depending on the technique applied and the problems about the shape of the nose. The skin will be adapted to the newly created nose roof.
Most of the plastic surgeons perform the aesthetic nose surgery inside the nose (closed technique). Some of them, especially in complicated cases, would prefer an open technique for better results.
Results of Nose Surgery
During the first 24 hours after surgery, the patient feels her face is swollen. It is normal to have pain on the nose and the head area. Painkiller prescribed by the surgeon can ease the patient’s discomfort. The patient should lie down on the bed with her head up. Bruising and swelling around the eyes becomes most prominent after 2 or 3 days. Application of cold compresses reduces swelling and makes patient feel a little better. Most of the swelling and bruising disappears within the first few weeks. Patients generally stand up in two days after cosmetic nose surgery and they can return to school or business life one week after nose reshaping surgery although they are advised not to be too active in this period. In general, physically demanding activities such as running, swimming, gymnastics, movements that raise patient’s blood pressure should be avoided for two to three weeks. Day after day, patient’s nose will begin to look better and patient’s self-esteem will rise gradually. Patient will not look like as if they have just undergone a new surgery. However, rhinoplasty recovery time would still be slow and gradual.
Limitations of Rhinoplasty
There are some limits to the degree of change that can happen with rhinoplasty. These are the length and the width of the nose and techniques that can be performed. It is very important to make sure that the nose balances with itself and rest of the face. It may not be possible to take a very large nose and make it very small and still have it look well shaped, balanced, and matching with the person’s face.
Risks of Rhinoplasty
Complications of aesthetic rhinoplasty are rare and usually minor when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Nonetheless, there is always a possibility of complication. These may be infections, bleeding or reaction to anaesthesia. After nose reconstruction surgery, cracked small capillaries on the surface of the skin may occur in the form of very fine red spots. Since rhinoplasty is performed inside the nose, there is usually no visible scar. However, when open technique is used or narrowing of the wide nostrils is necessary, very small and thin scars may appear on the base of the nose. Second surgery may be required in one of each ten cases. It is not possible to predict, and even the most skilled and experienced surgeons may need to perform second surgery. The corrective surgery is a simple one compared to the initial surgery.
In the morning, you meet the plastic surgeon who is going to perform your nose surgery. He will explain the details of your nose surgery. At this point, you will have a chance to discuss your nose operation in detail. The plastic surgeon may also use a nose job simulator and show you how your nose will look like after the surgery. You will then sign your consent forms and get your medical tests done. The surgery usually lasts for one to two hours. Within an hour after nose surgery, anaesthesia will ease and you will regain consciousness. Your doctor performs initial check-up and you stay at the hospital on the first night of surgery.
Most of rhinoplasty patients require special face mask after the surgery in order to soften the tissues as well as to prevent bruising and swelling. It will be provided by your doctor.
If you have a breathing problem on your nose, you can also have septoplasty surgery in addition to your nose job. You can discuss this condition and whether you want to go ahead with septorhinoplasty with the plastic surgeon before the nose surgery.
Your doctor will perform a second check up in the morning before your discharge from the hospital. You will be advised on your medication and provided instructions on the dressing routine. You will stay in your hotel room and rest (in some occasions, patient may stay for one more night in the hospital on doctor’s decision).
You are advised to continue resting in your room on your third day. You should avoid heavy activities but may take a walk or go out for dinner.
Day 4 & 5
You will continue resting on your fourth day. You may choose to go for a sightseeing tour which includes cultural and historical places as well.
On your last day, you visit the plastic surgeon’s private clinic for final check-up. Your nasal bandage and stitches will be removed and dressing will be changed. You will be provided information regarding your post-op care. After that, you may fly back to your country.
Will nose surgery affect my sense of smell?
Your breathing will be improved with deviated septum surgery (if you have septorhinoplasty) but your sense of smell will not be affected by nose job surgery.
What if I get a cold after rhinoplasty? Will I be able to blow my nose?
Our surgeons advise not to blow your nose for at least ten days after your nose job.
How should I sleep after rhinoplasty?
You need to sleep on your back with your head elevated.
When can I wear my glasses?
You can wear your glass after the procedure but you should not put your glasses directly on your nose. In other words, your glasses should not apply pressure on your nose.
Do you offer male rhinoplasty ?
Yes, we offer male rhinoplasty as well. Our plastic surgeons have great deal of experience in performing both female and male nose job.
Do you offer ethnic rhinoplasty ?
Absolutely, our plastic surgeons have extensive experience in performing African American rhinoplasty.
When am I going to return to my daily routine and activities?
Patients usually get out of bed in two days after rhinoplasty surgery. You can get back to your working routine one week after the surgery but you should avoid strenuous activity. The activities that need extra effort like swimming, jogging, and working out should be cut off for two to three weeks after the surgery. Swelling and bruising will be gone within few weeks.